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The challenge, of bringing back the Macedonian language among the youngest family members of Macedonian immigrants living abroad, was the main concern discussed at the Fifth Annual Conference of Expatriate Organizations taking place in Skopje, July 23-24.
Tasos Tsakiroglou, editor of the Greek "Newspaper of Journalists", says it is almost impossible to reach a compromise on the name issue while Samaras flirts with the far-right and Macedonia with history, Utrinski Vesnik daily reports.
Hungary regards Macedonia as a key partner in the Western Balkans. We are keen on continuing our high-level dialogue; during the past four years, all our highest-level leaders have paid reciprocal visits.
Harald Kotschy, former Austrian Ambassador to Macedonia, a panelist at the "European Identity and the Future of the Balkans" Conference held Monday in Skopje, spoke about the historic relations between Greece and Macedonia.
Ukraine does not support the construction of the South Stream and the reasons are known. The project’s destiny lies in the hands of Russia. Its future is beholden solely to Russia, says the Ukrainian Ambassador to Macedonia, Yuri Goncharuk.
This year, the Skopje Furniture Fair hosts interesting and novel exhibition of Swedish luminaire products.
The South Stream pipeline project means heavier reliance on the Russian gas, says Dr. Andriy Meleshevych, Dean of the School of Law at the National University of Kyiv.
Dzambo Agushev, known as Macedonia's Trumpet King, and his orchestra are preparing the second studio album, which he says is traditional, real Roma music, rhythms and grooves, plausible to the young generations.
Fabio Mattioli is an Italian Ph. candidate at the Department of Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
In my opinion, if Macedonia could find a solution on the name issue, it could easily join the first group of Balkan countries to join the EU, says the Italian Ambassador to Macedonia.
The level of freedom of expression is quite high, yet the degree of freedom to information is very limited, says Antoine Hery, Head of the World Press Freedom Index with Reporters Without Borders.
The process of enlargement has proved successful: two new Member States and three Countries granted Candidate Status, ambassador of Spain says in an interview with Independent.mk.
The change of federal government from Labor to a Liberal/National Coalition in 2013 and the appointment of Julie Bishop MP as the new Foreign Minister has created a window of opportunity for positive change.
Many of us have to make compromise decisions or have a second or a third job to make ends meet. It is common that visual artists work as graphic designers, teach in schools or do something else, while trying to live only of their art.
We have thickened and broadened the relationship. I think if we can continue to do that, I think that might be the way of taking the relationship to an even higher place, British Ambassador says.
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